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OVERLAND PARK, KS – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center and hybrid IT solutions, today announced it will provide direct connected colocation to AWS customers. The partnership is in direct response to increased demand for hybrid IT solutions.

QTS CloudRamp is the industry’s first turnkey, colocation solution for AWS customers. The solution is prebuilt, preconfigured and integrated with AWS cloud services. QTS CloudRamp was designed for customers needing short-term, AWS-connected colocation for cloud migration, or for longer-term hybrid IT workloads. It features flexible terms, including monthly options, automated onboarding, and is available for purchase online on AWS Marketplace.


“A growing number of our customers require colocation as part of their migration to the cloud,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “QTS is a strategic colocation provider and provides customers industry leading customer support and as a Managed Service Partner has the ability to seamlessly integrate their solution with AWS.”

For enterprises with requirements extending beyond CloudRamp, QTS and AWS will provide tailored, hybrid IT solutions built upon QTS’ highly secure and reliable colocation infrastructure optimized for AWS.

“The AWS and QTS collaboration delivers a solution that allows us to more effectively manage our entire tech stack while giving us the flexibility to execute deployments worldwide,” said Mohit Saxena, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, InMobi. “This new collaboration helps companies, such as InMobi, minimize risk in their hybrid IT and cloud journey.”

“By aligning with AWS, we are able to offer an innovative approach to colocation, bridging the gap between traditional solutions and the cloud,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales, Product & Marketing, QTS. “We are honored to collaborate with AWS and we are committed to working with them to serve the needs of their customers.”

QTS CloudRamp is now available via AWS Direct Connect from QTS data centers in Chicago, IL, Piscataway, NJ, Richmond, VA, and Santa Clara, CA. Tailored hybrid IT solutions for AWS customers are available across QTS’ 21 U.S. data center locations.

QTS continues to collaborate with AWS to develop a range of solutions leveraging AWS Direct Connect, QTS Managed AWS, QTS CloudRamp, and tailored colocation solutions.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading data center and managed cloud provider, offering a comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions built on the industry’s first Software-Defined Data Center Platform. QTS is a trusted partner to more than 1,100 customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. QTS owns, operates or manages more than six million square feet of data center space. QTS provides cutting-edge technology; flexible, scalable infrastructure; and an industry-lead customer experience.

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NEW YORK, NY – As a result of the increasing demand for peering and Layer 2 connectivity solutions, CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions across the U.S., and DE-CIX North America today announce that DE-CIX New York has increased capacity and added 100G connectivity capability at CoreSite’s NY1 data center in Manhattan. This increased capacity and enhanced connectivity was deployed to sustain the growing demand of customers connecting to the DE-CIX metro area exchange.

With a switch already deployed at CoreSite’s NY2 data center in Secaucus, New Jersey, DE-CIX is committed to providing its customers with network delivery across a single port reaching over 150 unique networks in the market. Now enabled with a 100G connection, CoreSite’s NY1 facility offers customers a greater opportunity to reach global networks within the New York metro market and to DE-CIX’s global leading platform in Frankfurt.


With DE-CIX, CoreSite customers in NY1 and NY2 gain unparalleled connectivity options across a single port to:

access peering on the fastest growing exchange in the New York metro market, enabling single port, multi-service capabilities up to 100G;
establish private connections with networks through private, Layer 2 connections across various disparate data centers throughout the market, including network and cloud providers, with DE-CIX New York’s MetroVLAN solution; and
enable peering to more than 700 networks connected to DE-CIX Frankfurt by leveraging GlobePEER Remote, DE-CIX’s private transatlantic VLAN solution.

“DE-CIX is committed to growing its partnership with CoreSite and the expansion of our presence at CoreSite’s NY1 data center will extend connectivity options for their customers,” remarks Ed d’Agostino, GM and Vice President, DE-CIX North America. “Now CoreSite customers in New York and New Jersey gain enhanced access to our world-class peering exchange and connectivity platform, enabling companies to connect to more than 700 networks serving the New York metro area, Western and Central Europe, and beyond through a single port. In aggregate, we are delivering a single port solution that no other exchange company in the U.S. market can offer today.”

“Our partnership with DE-CIX continues to drive substantial business opportunities for our customers in the New York / New Jersey market,” comments Ben Green, Vice President Sales, Network and Mobility at CoreSite. “The DE-CIX upgrade at NY1 is proof of the exploding adoption and traction of their peering and Layer 2 connectivity solutions. CoreSite’s NY1 and NY2 data centers have one of the most dynamic interconnection fabrics in the region, and we are well positioned to continue to capture our share of the growth.”

CoreSite’s network-dense, cloud-enabled New York data center campus is one of the best-connected and most scalable offerings on the Eastern Seaboard, supporting the operations of mission-critical data and IT infrastructure. The campus includes two data center facilities — NY1, comprised of over 48,000 square-feet of data center space in the heart of Manhattan, and NY2, with over 236,000 square-feet of data center space situated above the 500-year floodplain in Secaucus, NJ. CoreSite’s New York campus hosts over 40 network service providers and provides direct access to some of the world’s leading cloud service providers, all with robust, low-latency network access to Manhattan, supporting acceleration of customers’ IT performance while reducing customer costs.

DE-CIX New York and DE-CIX Dallas are two metro area exchanges operated by DE-CIX North America. DE-CIX’s experience in data center and network-neutral peering platforms provide 1,000s of global networks unsurpassed public and / or private peering options as well as an array of solutions delivered over its MetroVLAN enabled access points, expanding network interconnectivity capabilities exponentially.

To learn more about CoreSite, visit www.coresite.com.
For more information about DE-CIX, please visit www.de-cix.net.

About DE-CIX
DE-CIX is a worldwide leading Internet Exchange operator. Since starting operations in 1995, the DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest throughput data at peak times, reaching over 5.8 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits. From its locations in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Dallas, Dubai, Marseille, Palermo, Madrid, and Istanbul, DE-CIX provides peering and interconnection services to over 1000 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from over 60 countries. For more information about DE-CIX, visit www.de-cix.net.
DE-CIX Frankfurt is operated by DE-CIX Management GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest Internet association, eco Association of the Internet Industry, with headquarters in Cologne (www.eco.de).

About CoreSite
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer community across eight key North American markets. More than 1,200 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 430+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.CoreSite.com.

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SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Nexcess, a trusted provider of colocation hosting, has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 1 examination of its Southfield data center. The independent examination focused on availability and security controls for colocation. The service auditor for the most recent examination was 360Advanced.

Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 reports are based on the Trust Services Principles. Type 1 examinations report on the design of controls relevant to outsourced services. In Nexcess’ case, that includes the Security Principle, which addresses the logical and physical protection of systems against unauthorized access; and the Availability Principle, which addresses the availability of the service provider’s systems.


“Nexcess’ Southfield data center is regularly examined and audited by qualified third parties,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “The SOC 2 Type 1 examination was carried out by an independent CPA, and along with the facility’s SSAE16 and HIPAA compliance, provides colocation clients with third-party verification of the facility’s suitability for hosting mission critical infrastructure.”

Nexcess’ Southfield data center is an SSAE 16-certified, HIPAA-compliant, colocation facility located in Detroit’s most connected suburb. The facility offers 16,000 square feet of raised floors, fully diverse fiber paths to a wide variety of backbone carriers, and round-the-clock on-site technical support and security staff.

As Nexcess’ corporate headquarters and largest US data center, the Southfield facility offers colocation clients the same reliability and network optimization that Nexcess relies on to support its renowned performance-optimized WordPress, Magento, and CraftCMS hosting plans.

Colocation clients entrust Nexcess with sensitive data and mission critical infrastructure. By submitting to external examination of its controls, Nexcess demonstrates its commitment to transparency and its confidence in the security and availability of its data centers and networks.

About Nexcess
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed application and colocation hosting provider founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers premium colocation hosting services based in its HIPAA-compliant, SSAE-16-audited data center in Southfield, Michigan. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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Veghel, The Netherlands – The role of data centres is quickly changing, driven by the cloud, data growth and IT cost reduction. This leads to new challenges when it comes to future-proofing data centre infrastructures. Data centre supplier Minkels – part of the publicly traded company Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR) – has published a number of white papers which can be used as a guide to creating a future-proof and energy-efficient data centre. Minkels is now launching a new white paper about the micro data centre, titled ‘White paper 09 – Micro data centres: from strategy to implementation’.

The micro data centre market is expected to expand globally from 2.67 billion dollars in 2017 to 8.47 billion dollars in 2022[1]. Niek van der Pas (Minkels’ Lead Data Centre Expert and author of white paper 09) explains: “Looking at the data centre market, three drivers that are affecting market demand can be distinguished. First of all, more and more applications are ending up in the cloud. As a result, many companies only need a small and clear data centre – though it still has to meet the requirements of a large one.”


Other companies choose to outsource their IT to commercial data centres or cloud data centres. “These companies can reduce the size of their in-house data centres, which means more efficiency: lower energy use and more predictable (operational) costs. Last but not least, there is the Internet of Things (IoT) – the main driver in the micro data centre market. In 2014, there were about 14 billion devices connected worldwide. By 2020 there will be 50 billion[2]. Centralised data processing does not always fit IoT applications, for instance because of low latency requirements (edge analytics). IoT applications therefore require this data to be handled locally by using micro data centres.”

IoT has a major impact on the data centre ecosystem and on connectivity. Both the core and the edge layer offer new chances and challenges. “When implemented correctly, micro data centres can become the cornerstone of the modern IT Infrastructure – fulfilling all the needs of a high demanding low latency highly available IT-platform at the edge”, says Van der Pas. “To understand the considerations leading to the selection of the best micro data centre solution, white paper 09 discusses the Data Centre Decoupling Point (DCDP), a stakeholder analysis and a business risk analysis which will be translated into availability, security and resource efficiency demands. All these aspects are projected to the practical implementation of a micro data centre strategy. White paper 09 guides the reader in making the right considerations and choices.”

About ‘White paper 09 –micro data centres: from strategy to implementation’
The white paper on micro data centres – written by Minkels’ Lead Data Centre Expert Niek van der Pas – describes the micro data centre landscape and the different stakeholders in further detail. In this new white paper, topics like business continuity, future needs, risks and how to integrate IT and facilities are discussed. Goal of the white paper is to guide the reader in the process: from forming a strategy up to the practical implementation. The white paper is available on request: www.minkels.com/whitepapers.

[1] Source: Markets and Markets
[2] Source: Cisco

About Minkels
Minkels is a knowledge-driven producer and worldwide supplier of high-quality solutions for data centre infrastructure. Minkels is part of the brand portfolio of Legrand, a publicly traded company (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR) with worldwide sales in the low voltage installation, data network and data centre markets. Legrand operates in more than 180 countries and achieved worldwide revenues of 5 billion euros in 2016. Minkels’ products stand out for their innovativeness and flexibility. Customers can always be assured of getting the very latest data centre technology, modular solutions that respond to evolving, customer-specific business requirements.
For more information about Minkels, please go to www.minkels.com.

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PORTLAND – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, announces today that its Portland data center has achieved LEED Platinum® certification, the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC). Infomart Portland is the first data center in Oregon and among a select few in the nation to become LEED Platinum certified by the USGBC‘s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™) rating system, the foremost program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

“Achieving the highest LEED distinction reinforces Infomart’s leadership in building and operating sustainable data centers, including one of the most efficient facilities in the world in Infomart Portland,” says John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers. “Every facility we have built since 2008 has been LEED Gold certified. Achieving LEED Platinum certification in Oregon demonstrates our increasing commitment to sustainability and making responsible choices about energy procurement — even when the cost is more than the higher-carbon alternative. We’re proud to continue meeting our customers’ environmental and IT performance goals through choice, openness, data transparency and collaboration.”


LinkedIn is the principle tenant for the latest phase of construction that received the LEED Platinum certification. LinkedIn staff worked with Infomart and the company’s key contractors to design and deliver the award-winning project. DPR Construction served as general contractor and was supported by McKinstry and Rosendin Electric for mechanical and electrical systems, along with Jackson Main as the project architect.

Infomart Portland achieved LEED Platinum certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The facility uses Direct Access rights to source power from the leading producer of hydro-electric power in the U.S., the Bonneville Power Administration. As a Direct Access purchaser of power, Infomart chooses the energy mix and suppliers for the data center, achieving a 96 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions when compared to the national utility average and providing customers with low-carbon power at rates below the local utility tariffs.

“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Infomart Data Centers demonstrates their environmentally conscious leadership through their LEED certification of Infomart Portland.”

Infomart Portland is one of the most efficient data centers in the United States, boasting a 99 percent efficient Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.16 in full economization mode, 100 percent aisle containment, and natural cooling methods to run the facility at least 70 percent of the year. Infomart Portland was also the first data center environment in which the user and landlord collaborated to achieve Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT Certification, which certifies sustainable leadership in IT operation, evidencing better control of how resources are both consumed and allocated. Additionally, the facility holds the Uptime Institute Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval,” which verifies that Infomart’s critical facilities management continues to be among the best in the world.

To learn more about Infomart Portland, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com/locations/portland.

About Infomart Data Centers
Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients. Since the company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations. Infomart Data Centers offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in four Tier I markets throughout the United States, including San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org

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DALLAS, TX – DataBank, Ltd., a Digital Bridge portfolio company and leading provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, interconnectivity, and managed services, has announced today a partnership with DE-CIX to deliver peering and Layer-2 connectivity throughout the Dallas market.

The collaboration responds to an increasing demand for peering and content exchange in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. DE-CIX provides premium network interconnection services and operates several carrier and data center-neutral Internet Exchanges (IX, or Internet Exchange Point, IXP) in Europe, the Middle East and North America. The partnership will deliver peering and Layer-2 connectivity in all three of the company’s Dallas-area data center facilities (DFW-1 in Dallas, DFW-2 in Richardson, and DFW-3 in Plano). Each location is interconnected through DataBank’s metro Ethernet ring, allowing customers to leverage the DE-CIX platform for public and/or private peering, enhanced network capabilities, and Layer-2 connectivity.


The partnership drives additional advantages for customers:

  • A single connection in any of the DataBank Dallas facilities delivers access to the 30+ networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas for the price of a single cross-connect
  • DataBank’s sole control of the downtown Dallas (DFW-1) building’s meet-me room expedites and simplifies access to peering, enhanced network capabilities, and Layer-2 connectivity

“In addition to boosting interconnections across networks within our facilities, our partnership with DE-CIX allows us to serve the market more effectively providing access to peering and Layer-2 connectivity solutions that are already disrupting and driving the market,” said Nicholas Schmidt, Director of Network Engineering at DataBank. “DE-CIX boosts our growth strategy to drive connectivity across all businesses within the technology-concentrated business areas within the DFW Metroplex and beyond.”

Coupled with recent announcements that DE-CIX Dallas doubled its accessible reach through new connectivity options in both the Dallas and Houston markets, the new partnership solidifies DataBank and DE-CIX’s market position and traction in the region.

“DataBank and DE-CIX are cooperating in every way possible to deliver access to our competitive neutral exchange to better serve the business needs in the market,” adds Ed d’Agostino, GM and Vice President Sales, DE-CIX North America. “We open new possibilities to connect both thriving Dallas-based businesses, but also growing players across underserved markets.”

DataBank operates in Dallas, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Baltimore. To find out additional details on DataBank data centers and services, please visit the company website at http://www.databank.com.

About DataBank
DataBank is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. Databank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions are designed to help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX and has facilities located in strategic markets throughout the United States. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit http://www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.

About DE-CIX
DE-CIX is a worldwide leading Internet Exchange operator. Since starting operations in 1995, the DE-CIX in Frankfurt is the Internet Exchange (IX) with the world’s highest throughput data at peak times, reaching over 5.8 Terabits per second (Tbps). Its technical infrastructure has a total capacity of 48 Terabits. From its locations in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, New York, Dallas, Dubai, Marseille, Palermo, Madrid, and Istanbul, DE-CIX provides peering and interconnection services to over 1000 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from over 60 countries. DE-CIX Frankfurt is operated by DE-CIX Management GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest Internet association, eco Association of the Internet Industry, with headquarters in Cologne (http://www.eco.de).

About Digital Bridge Holdings
Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners.

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